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Monday, 18 April 2016

Christine de Pisan

Christine de Pisan was a great woman writer of the Middle Ages.  www.localhistories.org/pisan.html  

Monday, 4 April 2016

20th century women

In 1918 in Britain women over 30 were allowed to vote (if they met a property qualification). More occupations were opened to women during the 20th century. In 1916 the first policewoman (with full powers) was appointed in Britain. The 1919 Sex Disqualification Removal Act allowed women to become lawyers, vets and civil servants. www.localhistories.org/womensrights.html 

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Greek Women

In a rich family the wife was expected to run the home and, sometimes, to manage the finances. However rich women would normally stay indoors and send slaves to do the shopping. Poor women, of course, had no choice. They might also have to help their husbands with farm work. Women, even rich ones, were expected to spin and weave cloth and make clothes. www.localhistories.org/greekwomen.html